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Aidyn and Jordan

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October 4th, 1653
The province of North Carolina was an English colony in North America that existed from 1653 until 1776, when it joined the other twelve of the thirteen colonies and rebellion against great Britain and became the U.S. state of North Carolina. North and South Carolina were only one colony until 1729. The North Carolina colony was founded in 1653 by the Virginia colonist. Carolina is derived from the Latin name Carolus, translated as "Charles" . The state was named in honor of Charles lX of France and then king Charles l and king Charles ll of England. The original name of the colony was the Province of North Carolina, later changed to North Carolina and Tennessee.
The colony was known for it's first successful airplane flight by the wright brothers at Kitty Hawk. North Carolina was the first to declare independence from Britain. By 1775 North Carolina was governed as a Royal Colony.At first Carolina was a single colony. However, the settlements were far apart, and it was hard to govern them.

Welcome to North Carolina
Reasons founded
Type of people living in the colony
Types of economy
Types of religion
Why North Carolina is
right for you
The founders of North Carolina were the Virginia colonists, the Lord Proprietors, and the Charter of Carolina.It was founded in 1653.In 1653 the English King, Charles ll, gave much of the land between Virginia and Spanish Florida to eight of his supporters.King Charles ll selected eight men to be lord proprietors.The Charter of Carolina was issued by King Charles ll in order to grant land in America to eight men.
North Carolina is not dominated
by a specific religion which gave
way to religious freedom for Baptist,
Anglicans, and others.Refer to Religion
in the Colonies.Religion in the Colonies
was extremely diverse and many of the
religious groups, such as the Puritans and
the Quakers established the first of the 13
colonies on the basis of their religious

People would want to settle in
North Carolina because of the
religious freedom,crops and also how the local people taught the colonists some survival
skills.The people of North Carolina have
resources like fish,forests(timber) and good agricultural land.They exported agricultural products to other colonies.The warm climate
made it possible to grow crops throughout the
year. They also concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton,corn,vegetables,grains,fruit and livestock.Crops were traded for items like shoes,laces,thread,farm tools and dishes.North
Carolina has lots coastal plains, plateau and mountain ranges.
The eighteenth-century America lived very differently then they do today, like people spoke only English but their words didn't always mean what they mean now. They were christians, their Christianity was different from the religion of modern churches. They had many family structures the same as ours today, but the children worked and the women were not allowed to own property, and many people married without a legal contract. Most of the tools today are far less complicated then the ones they used back then. In families the man has the legal rights over his wife, children, servants, and slaves. The man was also to provide food, clothes, and shelter for his family. The mother would stay at home as a " maid " . Women would usually have up seven to ten children.
Some of the businesses they had in colonial times was wagon making, grist mills, cotton gins, saw mills, cane mills, cabinet and furniture making, and much more. In 1790 North Carolina ranked third in population of the U.S., then in 1820 it slipped into fifth because the emigration from states to new states. During the early 1830's a great depression set in for North Carolina The loss of West Indies trade has lessened demand for lumber and heavy British taxation on tobacco depressed that market. North Carolina cotton began feeling the impact of new cotton fields in Gulf Coast states.
Poor transportation exacerbated the problems. Few navigable rivers and little road building had the state and residents at a serious disadvantage.

Back in the 1700's to 1800's North Carolina was BIG in the Tobacco industry. People ( wealthy land owners ) would come to North Carolina to settle for the crop. Farming and industry was built around Tobacco, and two of the four largest cities developed as company towns for the world’s largest tobacco companies. North Carolina was also known for their cotton. Beginning about 1840, cotton became a leading cash crop for North Carolina farmers.
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